10 thoughts on “Sprint expand EVDO Rev A Footprint”

  1. Honestly speaking, this is another one of those cases where the hardware is so far ahead of the usable software that there is no use for this much speed on a mobile. It would be nice if seemless networking and shared apps could be had in part on a mobile phone, but that is not here or in the near vicinity of applications. So what to use this for, email and browsing small RSS feeds, what else?

  2. “there is no use for this much speed on a mobile.”

    I don’t really agree with you here, but I think you’re missing something. The products mentioned by Om are connectivity cards. I use the S720 and it’s been fantastic for me. In Rev A areas, I’m able to use Skype and Y! Messenger with Voice. It really lets me work anywhere (with Rev A coverage, that is).

  3. I have been using my Novatel USB modem on both my Macbook and Sony laptop since early Dec.

    I use it regularly with Skype, iChat and my Slingbox. iChat works amazingly well.

    In RevA coverage areas with good signal strength my Slingbox transfers at it’s maximum bitrate (1400-1500 Kbps).


  4. The EX720 is a card that a lot of people have been wanting for a long time. Sure the U720 was a quick answer, but not everyone wanted a huge usb device sticking out of their computers. After the EX720 comes out, Sprint will have the Rev A market cornered. You can Pre-Order the EX720 at http://moremobileinternet.com/ex720 and get $50 back on the card.

  5. “what do you want in a 3G connection?”

    How about a better price? How about terms of service more similar to landline broadband?

  6. Jesse,

    Why do you have to be such an idealist, dreaming about things which are not going to happen?

    Lower price and TOS like landline broadband – I would like to channel Charlton Heston playing a telecom CEO: from my cold dead hands


  7. I live in Dallas, TX and bought a Rev A PCMCIA card from Sprint only to find out my average was between 400-700Kbps down and less than 150Kbps up.. I took it straight back and bought a Cingular GlobeTrotter Max which gives me average 1.3Mbps and upload 400Kbps…

    RevA story is great, only if you can deliver on the promises and theoretical speeds…

  8. Sometimes I feel owners of laptops with Expresscard slots are like people who owned BetaMax VCRs. Maybe we’re just a bit too early on the tech adoption wave…

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